This is just hitting the market today!   64 Gartshore DR in Whitby.
This Beautifully Maintained 4 Bedroom Home Backs Onto Country Lane Park With No Neighbours Behind! A Short Walk To All Schools And Parks. New Windows(2019). Granite Counters. Professionally Finished Basement (2015) With 2-Pc Bathroom And Wet-Bar. Hardwood Floors Throughout With Wrought Iron Balusters. 5 Pcs Ensuite And Main Bathrooms Renovated (2016/2017). Shingles (2014). In-Ground Heated Pool, New Liner (2019) Filter & Pump (2018). Gas Hookup Outside X 2.
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Congratulations to the sellers! SOLD 23 Gartshore DR in Whitby.
Stunningly Renovated Home With No Expense Spared. Rocpal Custom Kitchen With Pantry, Pot Drawers And Endless Upgrades. Hardwood,Crown Moulding And Potlights Throughout. Renovated 5 Piece Ensuite With Stand Alone Soaker Tub, Large Walk-In Glass Shower, Custom Cabinetry. Main Bathroom Fully Renovated. Professionally Landscaped Front And Back. All New Windows 2019, Shingles 2012, Furnace & A/C 2013, Driveway 2019, All Updated Appliances. Central Vacuum.
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This is just hitting the market today!   23 Gartshore DR in Whitby.
Stunningly Renovated Home With No Expense Spared. Rocpal Custom Kitchen With Pantry, Pot Drawers And Endless Upgrades. Hardwood,Crown Moulding And Potlights Throughout. Renovated 5 Piece Ensuite With Stand Alone Soaker Tub, Large Walk-In Glass Shower, Custom Cabinetry. Main Bathroom Fully Renovated. Professionally Landscaped Front And Back. All New Windows 2019, Shingles 2012, Furnace & A/C 2013, Driveway 2019, All Updated Appliances. Central Vacuum.
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Congratulations to the sellers! SOLD 51 Gartshore DR in Whitby.
Spectacular Newly Renovated Home With A Private Backyard Oasis. No Expense Was Spared With Over 3200 Sqft Of Luxury, Custom Millwork And Attention To Detail. Impressive Floor To Ceiling Fireplace Topped Off By The Soaring Cathedral Coffered Ceiling. White Oak Hardwood Floors, Incredible Library With Sliding Ladder, Built In Sound System, 36" Professional Gas Range, Spa-Like Master Bathroom. Professionally Landscaped Front And Back. New Garage Doors. Mud Room
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This is just hitting the market today!   51 Gartshore DR in Whitby.
Spectacular Newly Renovated Home With A Private Backyard Oasis. No Expense Was Spared With Over 3200 Sqft Of Luxury, Custom Millwork And Attention To Detail. Impressive Floor To Ceiling Fireplace Topped Off By The Soaring Cathedral Coffered Ceiling. White Oak Hardwood Floors, Incredible Library With Sliding Ladder, Built In Sound System, 36" Professional Gas Range, Spa-Like Master Bathroom. Professionally Landscaped Front And Back. New Garage Doors. Mud Room
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Congratulations to the sellers! SOLD 38 Stuart RD in Clarington.
Fantastic Family Home Located In The Heart Of Courtice! Bright Foyer Leads To Eat-In Kitchen With Patio Doors To Fully Fenced Backyard Deck. The Backyard Has A Stunning Oak Tree With *No Neighbours Behind*. Cozy Living Room With Wood Burning Fireplace. Formal Dining Room With Crown Moulding. Upper Level Boasts 3 Bedrooms & Semi-Ensuite Main Bath With Full Size Soaker Bathtub. Renovated Basement With Rec Room, Secret Bookcase/Door & Laundry Room And Storage.
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This is just hitting the market today!   38 Stuart RD in Clarington.
Fantastic Family Home Located In The Heart Of Courtice! Bright Foyer Leads To Eat-In Kitchen With Patio Doors To Fully Fenced Backyard Deck. The Backyard Has A Stunning Oak Tree With *No Neighbours Behind*. Cozy Living Room With Wood Burning Fireplace. Formal Dining Room With Crown Moulding. Upper Level Boasts 3 Bedrooms & Semi-Ensuite Main Bath With Full Size Soaker Bathtub. Renovated Basement With Rec Room, Secret Bookcase/Door & Laundry Room And Storage.
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Congratulations to the sellers! SOLD 784 Central Park BLVD N in Oshawa.
Detached Backsplit In A Lovely, Mature Area Of North Oshawa. Updated Kitchen, Brand New Vinyl Flooring In Bedrooms, Hall, Family Room And Stairs. Freshly Painted. Bright And Open Family Room With Walk Out To A Large, Fenced Backyard. Close To Amenities: Shopping, Mall, Hwy 401/407, Community Centre. Around The Corner From Beau Valley Public School And Hyde Park. 200 Amp Newly Updated Electrical Panel. Access To Home From Garage. Side Door Entrance.
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This is just hitting the market today!   784 Central Park BLVD N in Oshawa.
Detached Backsplit In A Lovely, Mature Area Of North Oshawa. Updated Kitchen, Brand New Vinyl Flooring In Bedrooms, Hall, Family Room And Stairs. Freshly Painted. Bright And Open Family Room With Walk Out To A Large, Fenced Backyard. Close To Amenities: Shopping, Mall, Hwy 401/407, Community Centre. Around The Corner From Beau Valley Public School And Hyde Park. 200 Amp Newly Updated Electrical Panel. Access To Home From Garage. Side Door Entrance.
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Congratulations to the sellers! SOLD 6 Burgundy CRT in Whitby.
You Won't Believe The Size Of This Home! This Bungalow Has Over 1700 Sqft On The Main Floor With A Professionally Finished Basement. Located On A Quiet Court Close To Schools, Parks, Shopping, 401/407 And Public Transit. Newly Built In 2004, This Home Has Been Meticulously Maintained. Hardwood Floors & California Shutters, 9 Ft Ceilings. Main Floor Laundry. Walkout To A 2-Tiered Private Deck With Motorized Retractable Awning. Perfect Alternative To A Condo.
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This is just hitting the market today!   6 Burgundy CRT in Whitby.
You Won't Believe The Size Of This Home! This Bungalow Has Over 1700 Sqft On The Main Floor With A Professionally Finished Basement. Located On A Quiet Court Close To Schools, Parks, Shopping, 401/407 And Public Transit. Newly Built In 2004, This Home Has Been Meticulously Maintained. Hardwood Floors And California Shutters. Main Floor Laundry. Walkout To A Two Tiered Private Deck With Motorized Retractable Awning That Overlooks The Garden Lover's Yard.
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Congratulations to the sellers! SOLD Lower 115 Beatrice ST W in Oshawa.
Located In Family Friendly North Oshawa, This One Bedroom Apartment Is Perfect For A Single Person Or A Couple. Separate Entrance. Open Concept Kitchen And Living Room. Walking Distance To Sunset Heights Public School. Close To Parks, Grocery Shopping And Public Transit. Close To The 401 And 407 Hwys. Shared Use Of Large, Sunny Backyard And Deck.
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No one predicted what would be happening to home values at the beginning of this Pandemic.  A year ago, we weren't allowed to show homes to prospective buyers and all open houses were shut down.  The summer was slow and then it hit....slowly at first during the late summer and fall of 2020, but then January 2021 came and took everyone by surprise.  In most areas we saw a 34% gain in sale prices.  Single family homes in the suburbs, especially East of the City saw the largest growth, while the condo market in Toronto saw about a 20% drop in prices.


Thankfully, I was able to find tenants for my own rental property in Toronto, but at 20% lower monthly rent than what the same size unit was getting 1 year before. Other units in the same building are still sitting vacant, but we are starting to see it coming back, be it slowly.


It has been reported that Oshawa is the fastest growing community in Canada!  Yes, Canada.  Buyers from all over the GTA are buying up the affordable housing in Durham. 


Inventory of available homes remains extremely low.  We have two types of buyers out there right now.  The end user who is buying the home to live in and the investor who is gobbling up homes not too worried about the cost.  They are seeing the 30% return on their investment.


The market can't continue to grow with the same rate as it did in January, but what will stop it?  It has been made pretty clear that interest rates won't be going anywhere over the next few years.  First time home buyers are already facing the hardest scrutiny before they buy we can not make it any harder for them to enter the market. 


So what is left?  Investors! There is talk of possibly changing the capital gain on investors or increasing their downpayment.  We don't usually like government intervention, however, something needs to calm the waters.


Property Match Realty is growing and we are looking to increase our business.  If you are thinking of a sale or you know of someone that is thinking of buying or selling, please let us know. I am also looking for Realtors to join our Brokerage.  If you know of anyone interested, please give them my information.


Many thanks,


Elizabeth Darbyshire                                                                                                                                                          Broker of Record

elizabethdarbyshire.ca


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Not only is the residential resale market on fire, so is the rental market.  


In January 2021, when the Durham market jumped 34%, investors decided it was time to cash in on their investment.  The result....a large number of people searching for a new home....and they only have 60 days!


You may have some luck searching on Kijiji, however, if you want to work with a Real Estate agent to help secure your rental, I can help.


We are looking for A+ tenants with good credit scores and a secure source of income.  If you would like some help putting together your tenant package and finding a place to live, give me a call.


905-391-5521

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Congratulations to the sellers! SOLD Upper 115 Beatrice ST W in Oshawa.
Freshly Painted 3 Bedroom Home Located In Family Friendly North Oshawa. Walking Distance To Sunset Heights Public School. Close To Parks, Grocery Shopping And Public Transit. Close To The 401 And 407 Hwys. Shared Use Of Large, Sunny Backyard And Deck. $50 Discount To Rent For Regular Lawn Care And Snow Removal.
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In this kind of market, we are seeing many long time investors sell their income properties to cash in on their investment.  


Ontario Landlords...make note!  You will need to make sure that you follow the rules set out by the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006.


How do you sell your home when there is a tenant residing in the home?


Lets use the example of a one year lease.  At the end of the one year lease term, the lease will default to a month to month term.  At this point, the tenant can give you the required notice to vacate the property, however, you can not give notice to the tenant to vacate unless:  You or an immediate family member is moving in.  


With that said, after the term of the lease is up and the tenancy is now month to month, you may put the home on the market to sell it.  Once it is sold, if the new owners wish to move into the home themselves, then you would need to deliver an N12 notice to the tenant with at leasat 60 days notice to vacate along with compensation equal to one months rent.  


If you must sell within the tenants one year lease, then the new owners must accept the tenant and honour the existing lease.  


I recoommend that you do not try and sell the home until the tenant is on a month to month term or the home is vacant.


What if the tenant doesn't leave, even if you have provided the proper legal notice?  Because you are not able to provide vacant possession to the new owners and potentially breach the contract, you will be open to litigation.  Not fun.


Landlords....get to know the ACT!  


Residencial Tenancies Act, 2006

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This is just hitting the market today!   Upper 115 Beatrice ST W in Oshawa.
Freshly Painted 3 Bedroom Home Located In Family Friendly North Oshawa. Walking Distance To Sunset Heights Public School. Close To Parks, Grocery Shopping And Public Transit. Close To The 401 And 407 Hwys. Shared Use Of Large, Sunny Backyard And Deck. $50 Discount To Rent For Regular Lawn Care And Snow Removal.
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This is just hitting the market today!   Lower 115 Beatrice ST W in Oshawa.
Located In Family Friendly North Oshawa, This One Bedroom Apartment Is Perfect For A Single Person Or A Couple. Separate Entrance. Open Concept Kitchen And Living Room. Walking Distance To Sunset Heights Public School. Close To Parks, Grocery Shopping And Public Transit. Close To The 401 And 407 Hwys. Shared Use Of Large, Sunny Backyard And Deck.
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The hardest part of deciding when to move is figuring out where to go!


The house is too big now, and the market, escpecially here in Whitby and Oshawa has skyrocketed, but where do you go?  Do you rent?  Should you buy a condo?  Should you move to a retirement residence or a senior's care home?  


Most of the retirement residences in Whitby and Oshawa run around $4000 - $5000 per month.  Many are like being on a cruise ship with activities galore and scheduled outings to the theatre or lunch in a small town. 


But are you ready?  Do you see this for yourself yet? 


Most people I know, 60+, aren't ready for this move, yet you shouldn't wait until someone else is making the decision for you.


Renting is an option and we can certainly help you with that, but when you rent a home or a condo, you run the risk of the landlord deciding to sell the home.  After your one year lease, the landlord is free to sell the home.  They can not ask you to move out prior to the sale, but the new buyers will most likely want the home for their own use and they can give you the allowable notice (60 days) to find another place to live.  In this market, that option could be very difficult.  


I have seen a huge movement to the east...Cobourg, Port Hope, Cambellford, Trenton, Brighton, Belleville.  I find that my 60+ clients are selling their home in Durham and moving along the 401 corridor to smaller towns that have all the amenities that we have here in Durham. 


With our Durham and Trenton offices, we are able to co-ordinate the move seamlessly.  Our Durham office will handle the sale of your home and our Trenton office will help you find the perfect home or condo East of the City.

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Durham Region's Tenant Match and Property Management Solutions...Helping Landlords find the perfect Tenant


We find A+ tenants for our landlords using Strategic Marketing including MLS.  Through our intensive application, screening and lease-signing process, we ensure the best tenant match to a home is made. Finally, we provide our Landlords with our Tenant Checked In and Out Service, making the process as simple as possible.


It is as simple as passing us the keys to your Income Property, townhome, house or condo and we will ensure you obtain the best tenants and the highest cash flow possible for your investment property.


Live abroad? No problem we also offer a la carte Property Management when emergencies arise. Let us be your tenants’ first call to action to mitigate any damage to your investment.

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